Christian Studies Leaders Lab – Day 4 on 21 October
We were encouraged by the engagement and involvement of Christian Studies Leaders (CSLs) at Day 4 last Monday They had opportunity to experience a Case Clinic using an Awareness Based Systems Leadership approach, and continued developing their prototypes for 2019/20.
Connecting with Christian Studies Leaders and Teaching and Learning Leaders
During 2019, shared conversations with these leaders in learning communities have been happening. These have been valuable as we get to know each community’s needs and discuss possible directions forward in assisting leaders of influence in the CS learning area. If this connection time has not yet happened in 2019, we invite you to contact Phyllis by phone (08 8267 5565) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a suitable date and time for us to connect in person, via phone or Lifesize in term 4.
Christian Studies and the Early Years
Thanks to the Early Years leaders for your work in aligning elements of the CSCF with the EYLF. At the sharing session on 16 September, we were encouraged to hear that aligning these documents continues to progress positively.
If you are a recent ALC graduate, are teaching Christian Studies and have not yet completed a Portfolio, please talk with your Christian Studies Leader and make contact with us regarding Accreditation support.
2019 Equip 1 participants – ePortfolios
Days 1, 2 and 3 of the new Equip 1 for Christian Studies teachers are now completed for 2019 – congratulations to the participants involved in 2019. We will email participants in the next week, to make a time to meet (due to happen within 6 months of completing Day 3). This time will be a discussion of progress on the ePortfolio, with feedback provided on the rubric criteria for the participants before they commence Equip 2 in 2020.
Planning for 2020 – all dates to be advised (tba) via Events later in term 4:
For 2020, we are considering the following, with dates to be advised via Events later this term:
Equip 1: Offered twice
… Group A 2020 semester 1
… Group B 2020 semester 2
Equip 2: Offered once
… Day 1 and 2 in Term 2 and Day 3 Term 3
Christian Studies Leaders – Labs 2020
We will continue to use an Awareness Based Systems Leadership approach with CSLs in 2020.
Christian Studies Leaders – Induction 2020 term 1, with date tba.
An opportunity for new Christian Studies Leaders to learn about the CSL role, the Board for Lutheran Education Australia (BLEA) requirements, and to meet LESNW staff, while collaborating with other CS Leaders.
CS Grow – 2020
We will further develop a range of professional learning opportunities for Christian Studies teachers. The purpose of CS Grow:
- Engage in Lutheran theology related to concepts
- Experience a pedagogical approach relevant for all learners
- Provide opportunities for collaboration between Christian Studies teachers from any LESNW learning community
- Maintain LEA (Lutheran Education Australia) Accreditation status (Ac) for Christian Studies teachers
- Support teachers with deepening their understanding of the Christian Studies Curriculum Framework (CSCF)